Sheffield alt-rocker lostboy returns with politically-charged single ‘The Wake Up’

By Dom Smith
By October 26, 2022 News, Sheffield

Fast-rising alt-rock juggernaut lostboy has returned with a brand new single, ‘The Wake Up’!

Another sonic sucker punch of arena-ready alt-rock, the politically-charged number is visceral track that highlights the current issues faced by our society in 2022 set to a soundtrack of ear worm melodies and anthemic crescendos – and once again harnessing an acute colloquialism in its lyrics much akin to Catfish and the Bottlemen and Courteeners.

Speaking about the track in more detail lostboy explains: “I saw ‘The Wake Up’ as my opportunity to address the struggles the working class are faced with on a daily basis. With the cost of living soaring and wages under paying, it’s hard watching those closest to me have to endure such difficult times – with nothing but a hard winter to look towards. It felt right to play my part in shedding light on the issues at hand, get us talking more and get us together. It’s time for those making the decisions to ‘wake up’ to what is a reality for so many. The more we talk the harder we can push for positive changes.”

‘The Wake Up’ follows in the footsteps of previous colossal single ‘Overdue‘, a blend of surging riffs and sharp percussion, and a song performed in Manchester’s City Square before Manchester City FC took on Nottingham Forest back in August, by personal request of the northern football club.

Next month lostboy will also be playing his two biggest headline shows to date in Bristol and Sheffield – two cities very close to the band’s heart. It follows on from their triumphant UK tour back in May which saw lostboy and his band of brothers bring their euphoric performances to London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Cardiff and Birmingham.

No stranger to Spotify‘s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds and The Indie List playlists, lostboy has also found a home on Apple‘s New Music DailyALT CTRLNew In Alternative and New In Rock playlists. Whilst on the airwaves he’s been receiving support from BBC 6MusicBBC IntroducingRadio X and Amazing Radio.

Earlier this year lostboy released his most recent EP ‘Love Among Angry People‘. Consisting of five concise, palpable and energetic alt-rock bangers, it shows great promise for the fast-rising Sheffield-based project. And with streaming numbers in the hundreds of thousands it seems many people agree.